SUNNYVALE, Calif.—Love’s Travel Stops is adding Jamba by Blendid autonomous robotic kiosks to select locations in California. The kiosks will offer freshly blended fruit and vegetable smoothies, made-to-order bowls, fresh-squeezed juices and shots, boosts and bites.
The first Jamba by Blendid kiosk piloted at a Love’s Travel Stop will open this summer in Williams, California, just outside of Sacramento. The introduction of autonomous Jamba by Blendid robotic kiosks to Love’s Travel Stops adds a refreshing and delicious option for motorists on the go, without increasing staffing demands.
“We’re thrilled to be able to offer our guests a new way to enjoy delicious food on the go. Jamba by Blendid will give customers another option to get refreshing food at select locations in California,” said Joe Cotton, vice president of foodservices for Love’s Travel Stops.
Jamba by Blendid kiosks leverage Blendid’s contactless food automation platform foodOS, a patented machine learning, robotics and artificial intelligence-enabled system, to provide motorists with easily accessible, nutritious food options made on-demand and customized to meet individual preferences at any time of day.
“Our robotic smoothie kiosks are helping leaders across the hospitality industry meet the rising demand for fresh food options—delivering the fast, customizable and nutritious food choices that consumers crave, where and when they need it,” said Vipin Jain, CEO and co-founder of Blendid. “It is exciting to see more opportunities for Jamba by Blendid kiosks to expand across retail properties, college campuses and now along highways and major thoroughfares across the country in the years ahead.”
“Jamba is thrilled to be expanding Jamba by Blendid kiosks into the travel stop industry with Love’s,” said Geoff Henry, president of Jamba. “Making Jamba-inspired smoothies readily available in this new vertical allows us to meet our guests seeking freshly made, wholesome smoothies even when they are on the road.”
More details on locations and kiosk offerings will be made available as plans are finalized.
Love’s Travel Stops has more than 590 locations in 41 states. Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Oklahoma City, the company remains family-owned and operated, employing over 37,000 people.